Murrayfield in line to host first test event with fans

BT Murrayfield is in line to host the first test event with spectators.

The Scottish Rugby Union is lobbying for next Friday night’s Pro14 clash between Edinburgh and Glasgow Warriors to be the first test event for supporters at Scottish sports grounds.

The Scottish Government is planning to allow limited numbers of fans into stadiums from 14 September in what is a huge boost for sport across the country.

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And speaking at First Minister’s Questions, Sturgeon stated that test events could be staged beforehand as the easing of lockdown continues.

The SRU is keen to seize the initiative and wants the Edinburgh-Glasgow clash to be the first test event.

It is scheduled to take place on 28 August at BT Murrayfield, the largest stadium in Scotland with a capacity of more than 67,000.

If the Government gives the green light, it is expected that between 600 and 700 supporters would be allowed to attend.

Tonight’s match between Edinburgh and Glasgow has come too soon for the authorities and will be played behind closed doors.

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